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The Red Skelton Show
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Posted by Goomba at 5:32 pm (PST) on Tue February 14, 2017   
Gertrude and Heathcliff were indeed sea gulls.  He did do a routine about a couple of pigeons who were concerned about their son who was becoming "people toed."  I think the most moving memorable and touching part of his program was how he carried on bravely when his son, Richard, died of Lukemia.  He never missed a beat.  He thanked all the viewers for their kind expressions of sympathy and said, "I guess God wanted to keep Richard a little boy."  And who can forget the "Colonel Bogie March" and his portrayal of the old man watching the American flag go by in a parade.  I'm proud to have his picture and autograph in my collection.   
Posted by freddo30 at 4:19 pm (PDT) on Wed April 27, 2016   
No filth, foul language, sexual blather, etc. ; the last of the great Vaudevillians ...
Posted by Tommie at 5:20 pm (PDT) on Sun August 24, 2014   
I think Gertrude and Heathcliff were seagulls, but that was a long time ago.  My memory's not always so sharp.  I think my favorite character was Freddie the Freeloader.  I remember Cauliflower McPugg, the fighter with crossed eyes, the Mean Widdle Kid, Clem Kadiddlehopper, and Willy Lump-Lump the drunk.  He did a western character with a big moustache, but I don't recall his name.
He always made us laugh, and he used a lot of slapstick- who does that anymore?  He was a Hoosier, like me.  And everytime I hear his famous "Pledge of Allegiance" story, it gives me a warm feeling.  You can find it on YouTube.
Posted by John Jensen at 10:09 am (PDT) on Tue August 19, 2014   
Loved his routine about the two pigeons, Gertrude and Heathcliff. 
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 1:42 am (PST) on Tue November 19, 2013   
I thought that The Jackie Gleason Show and The Ed Sullivan Show
was brodcast in Color?
Posted by Alan at 6:01 am (PDT) on Wed September 11, 2013   
For several years his was the only show on CBS broadcast in color.
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 4:19 pm (PDT) on Wed May 29, 2013   
I remember watching "The Red Skelton Hour!" tuesday
nights on CBS TV from 1965 to 1970...prior to Mr. Skelton
moving his series to NBC TV..where he was on the air briefly
..before he was cancelled.

   I enjoyed his comedy character skits,his monologues and
his pantomimes. He made me laugh..but he was also able to
make me cry too.

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